In our last blog we discussed what to do if you hate your job or you have the misfortune of working in a toxic work environment or you are subjected to crazy work hours. However, the reasons to seriously consider quitting your job are far from exhaustive. Another 3 good reasons to quit your job are that you are looking for a career change, company relocation and family circumstances/health reasons.
Looking for a career change
You work for a construction company, but your passion is banking. You are willing to start over, you are financially secure, the banking industry is buoyant, a great opportunity has arisen at entry level in a multinational bank and you have successfully secured this position. Before you jump ship you should consider whether your new employer will sponsor your education so you can quickly move up the ranks. If not, you will have to factor in this additional cost before you jump head first into your new career.
There are several factors you should take into consider before you quit your job due to relocation.
Firstly, is there a redundancy package?
The generosity of a redundancy package, if available will have a major impact on your decision to quit or to relocate.
Will your commute increase greatly?
If your company decides to relocate from Dublin to Cork, this will have a major impact on your decision on whether to quit or not. However, if your company decides to move from Swords to Balbriggan the additional commute may not be that significant.
Is there an option for remote working/working from home?
If your longer commute only relates to one or two days a week as you are allowed work from home the other days, suddenly the prospect of relocation does not look that bad.
Family Circumstances and Health
What are your family circumstances?
If you have a dependent or number of dependents or have on illness in the family, then the prospect of relocation could be a complete non-runner. If you personally have health requirements that require specialist treatment, the prospect of moving to a location where you have to travel a long distance for specialist treatment would be certainly very off putting.
Career change, relocation and family/health circumstances are all good reasons to quit your job. However, you should always have an exit strategy and the ideal situation is to have another job lined up before you announce your decision to quit.